Period
to 19 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 668 466 718
Rank change year-on-year -202 +252 +45
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 127 52 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 24 80
10th Percentile £284 £315 £249
25th Percentile £363 £405 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £488 £439
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.11% +9.69%
75th Percentile £529 £575 £538
90th Percentile £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £513 £420
% change year-on-year -18.54% +22.02% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
10th Percentile £40.63 £39.00 £36.16
25th Percentile £41.89 £40.13 £38.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.26
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.90% -7.97%
75th Percentile £47.37 £43.88 £48.38
90th Percentile £48.19 £45.00 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.74 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year +19.61% - -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,616 7,564 17,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 25.59% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,475 5,063 10,942
10th Percentile £313 £293 £263
25th Percentile £408 £390 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.10% +3.39%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £677 £645 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £451 £440
% change year-on-year +5.32% +2.50% +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 279 770
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £39.18
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% -18.32% +73.57%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £49.90
90th Percentile £65.52 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £31.39 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.94% -21.53% +73.91%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -182 94 £490 +0.51% 38
UK excluding London -110 59 £418 -18.54% 34
Work from Home -207 51 £475 -5.00% 6
London -179 29 £500 +11.11% 5
South West -25 19 £425 -10.53% 5
North of England -60 17 £500 +17.65% 6
South East -80 17 £380 -32.44% 12
North West -43 12 £500 +17.65% 3
Midlands -73 3 £340 -51.43% 5
East Midlands - 3 £340 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £380 - 3
Scotland -72 2 £403 +103.80% 1
North East - 2 £281 -
Wales - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 127 (100.00%) VMware
2 81 (63.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (53.54%) vSphere
4 67 (52.76%) Windows
5 57 (44.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (37.01%) MCSE
7 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
8 45 (35.43%) Microsoft
9 42 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (29.92%) VMware NSX
11 37 (29.13%) Active Directory
12 36 (28.35%) vRealize
13 34 (26.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 34 (26.77%) Azure
14 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
14 33 (25.98%) Cisco
14 33 (25.98%) Social Skills
15 30 (23.62%) AWS
16 29 (22.83%) CCNA
16 29 (22.83%) Linux
16 29 (22.83%) vCenter Server
17 26 (20.47%) Firewall
17 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (18.90%) MCSA
18 24 (18.90%) DNS
18 24 (18.90%) Degree
18 24 (18.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 24 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (18.11%) VCAP
19 23 (18.11%) VSAN

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.15%) IIS
4 3 (2.36%) Confluence
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.77%) Azure
2 30 (23.62%) AWS
3 11 (8.66%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (7.87%) IaaS
5 7 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.72%) PaaS
7 3 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (2.36%) Azure Storage
7 3 (2.36%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.79%) GCP
8 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.47%) Firewall
2 24 (18.90%) DNS
3 23 (18.11%) VSAN
4 21 (16.54%) DHCP
5 20 (15.75%) SAN
6 17 (13.39%) Network Security
7 15 (11.81%) VPN
8 11 (8.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (6.30%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
10 7 (5.51%) VXLAN
11 5 (3.94%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.94%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.94%) Software-Defined Networking
11 5 (3.94%) WAN
12 4 (3.15%) LAN
12 4 (3.15%) NAS
12 4 (3.15%) Wireless
13 3 (2.36%) BGP
13 3 (2.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) JIRA
2 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 33 (25.98%) Social Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Finance
6 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.36%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.36%) Law
6 3 (2.36%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Police
8 1 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Consultant
2 25 (19.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (19.69%) VMware Consultant
3 13 (10.24%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (6.30%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (5.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Architect
6 6 (4.72%) Designer
6 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (3.94%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) Cloud Specialist
8 4 (3.15%) IT Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (3.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) LDAP
2 4 (3.15%) Web Services
3 3 (2.36%) Middleware
4 2 (1.57%) Flash
4 2 (1.57%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.79%) COM
5 1 (0.79%) REST
5 1 (0.79%) SAML
5 1 (0.79%) WSH
5 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.30%) Clustering
2 8 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.72%) NHS
3 6 (4.72%) Replication
4 5 (3.94%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.36%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (52.76%) Windows
2 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
3 29 (22.83%) Linux
4 24 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (14.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.51%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.15%) Android
8 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.57%) Unix
9 2 (1.57%) VMS
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
4 22 (17.32%) ITIL
5 14 (11.02%) Network Virtualisation
6 13 (10.24%) Requirements Workshops
7 11 (8.66%) DevOps
8 10 (7.87%) Migration
9 9 (7.09%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure as Code
10 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.51%) Data Protection
11 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.51%) Project Delivery
11 7 (5.51%) Service Management
11 7 (5.51%) System Testing
11 7 (5.51%) TOGAF
11 7 (5.51%) Validation
12 6 (4.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.75%) Python
3 9 (7.09%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.94%) SQL
5 3 (2.36%) C++
6 2 (1.57%) Java
6 2 (1.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) C
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (44.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (37.01%) MCSE
3 42 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
5 29 (22.83%) CCNA
6 24 (18.90%) Degree
6 24 (18.90%) MCSA
7 23 (18.11%) VCAP
8 20 (15.75%) CCNP
9 18 (14.17%) VCP6
10 16 (12.60%) SC Cleared
11 8 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (5.51%) MCITP
12 7 (5.51%) RHCA
12 7 (5.51%) RHCE
13 6 (4.72%) MCP
14 5 (3.94%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (3.15%) AWS Certification
15 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (3.15%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 22301
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) NIST
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 81 (63.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (53.54%) vSphere
3 38 (29.92%) VMware NSX
4 37 (29.13%) Active Directory
5 22 (17.32%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (7.87%) Hyper-V
7 9 (7.09%) XenApp
8 6 (4.72%) vCloud
8 6 (4.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.36%) Docker
10 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.57%) Firmware
11 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.57%) NFS
11 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.79%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 36 (28.35%) vRealize
2 29 (22.83%) vCenter Server
3 24 (18.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 18 (14.17%) Ansible
5 13 (10.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 13 (10.24%) WSUS
6 12 (9.45%) Puppet
6 12 (9.45%) SCCM
6 12 (9.45%) Terraform
7 5 (3.94%) PowerCLI
8 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.15%) SCOM
9 3 (2.36%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.57%) Avamar
10 2 (1.57%) Grafana
10 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 127 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (35.43%) Microsoft
3 33 (25.98%) Cisco
4 19 (14.96%) Citrix
5 17 (13.39%) Fortinet
5 17 (13.39%) HP
6 12 (9.45%) Dell
6 12 (9.45%) EMC
7 10 (7.87%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.87%) Veeam
8 9 (7.09%) Juniper
9 5 (3.94%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.94%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.94%) McAfee
10 4 (3.15%) Apple
10 4 (3.15%) CommVault
10 4 (3.15%) F5
10 4 (3.15%) IBM
10 4 (3.15%) NetApp
10 4 (3.15%) Nimble Storage